Fayetteville’s Wahconah Group Partners with Israeli Tactical Product Manufacturer

Jul 17, 2023 | Press Releases

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Fayetteville’s Wahconah Group Partners with Israeli Tactical Product Manufacturer
Collaborative agreement leading to an estimated 100 new jobs


FAYETTEVILLE, NC – The Fayetteville Cumberland County Economic Development Corporation (FCEDC) is excited to announce a new partnership between Fayetteville-based Wahconah Group Tactical Services Division and Hagor Industries Ltd., a prominent Israeli manufacturer of tactical and outdoor textiles. The companies will jointly manufacture and market Hagor’s products in the United States through this collaboration.

The Wahconah Group, a privately held corporation, specializes in manufacturing, innovation, and marketing services to commercial and government sectors. The Vice President of Hagor Industries, Dima Feldgendler, shared, “This partnership between Wahconah and Hagor will thrive, especially given the experience of both companies. The combination of Hagor’s global product experience and technology with Wahconah’s local market expertise is a win-win for our respective companies and the community at large.”

Hagor Industries, a privately owned Israeli manufacturer with over 60 years of experience, is renowned for its high-quality tactical and outdoor gear. Their diverse range of products includes robust load-carrying systems to armored military vests. Hagor also caters to the paramilitary and outdoors markets, manufacturing personal protective equipment, uniforms for medical teams, select camping gear, and outerwear.

The Wahconah Group plans to establish a new division dedicated to producing and selling Hagor products. This division will be based in Fayetteville, NC, where Wahconah’s Tactical Services Division has been operating since 2019, offering cleaning and repair services for uniforms and select equipment used by Special Forces in the Army, Marines, and Navy Seals. The synergy between the products repaired and restored by Wahconah’s Tactical Services Division and Hagor Industries’ offerings served as the foundation for this strategic relationship. When asked about this new partnership, Isaac Crawford, Wahconah Group CEO said, “We are excited to embark on the next chapter of growth and success as we work with Hagor Industries. I look forward to working with our incredible team which includes the support and assistance of Fayetteville Cumberland County Economic Development Corporation (FCEDC), the Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC), and NC State Industry Expansion Solutions.”

“Attracting innovative international companies to Fayetteville and Cumberland County is a strategic focus for our organization,” said FCEDC President & CEO Robert Van Geons. “We look to replicate this model moving forward. We are excited about this partnership between Hagor Industries and the Wahconah Group and grateful for the good work done by Rob Patton, FCEDC Executive Vice President, who brought these two companies together.”

Initially, the Wahconah Group will use its existing facilities to manufacture select Hagor products and act as an authorized reseller of Hagor’s commercial line. Hagor will contribute research, design, and development services for specific projects. Over the next three years, the companies expect to create at least 100 new job opportunities while substantially investing in new equipment and machinery.


About FCEDC: The Fayetteville Cumberland County Economic Development Corporation is a public-private partnership designed to enhance job growth and prosperity in the region by attracting new investment while growing and retaining existing industry. FCEDC works daily to help strengthen our economy and diversify our community tax base. Successful projects would not be possible without the ongoing support of the City of Fayetteville, Cumberland County, and community partners. Learn more at www.fayedc.com.

About the Wahconah Group: Wahconah Group is a diversified marketing, manufacturing, and service company, working in consumer markets and with the U.S. government. Tactical Services Division provides cleaning, decontamination, repair and restoration of uniforms for defense and first-responder organizations. These services are housed in a 10,000-square-foot facility in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

About Hagor Industries: Hagor is privately owned, headquartered in the Tel Aviv suburb of Petah Tikvah, with manufacturing facilities at Kibbutz Karmiya in southern Israel. Wherever people demand the best in tactical and outdoor gear, you’ll find the name Hagor — driven by innovation, constant development, and unrivalled quality.